Community blood drives planned
May 21, 2013 10:50 AM

Community blood drives to aid the American Red Cross are planned for the following dates and times:

Thursday — 1 to 7 p.m., Salem Lutheran Church, 26 Clarion Street, Smicksburg

Monday — 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Indiana Mall, 2334 Oakland Ave., White Township

May 29 — Noon to 6 p.m., Armagh United Methodist Church, 570 W. Philadelphia St., Armagh

May 30 — Noon to 6 p.m., Brush Valley Volunteer Fire Department, 5540 Route 259, Brush Valley

May 30 — Noon to 6 p.m., Ligonier Township Community Meeting Room, 1 Municipal Park Drive, Ligonier

Walk-ins are always welcome. For more information visit: www.redcrossblood.org or www.redcrossblood.org.

Tips for a Successful Donation

• Drink plenty of water so you are well-hydrated before donating.

• Bring a donor card, driver’s license or two other forms of ID with you to verify your age.

• Have a healthy meal before you donate and try to avoid fatty foods.

• Wear clothing with sleeves that can be raised above the elbow.

• If you are taking any medications, bring a list of those with you.

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